Gone are the days when the LIV Tour was considered a joke as Cameron Smith headlines the LIV Golf Boston odds market this week.
In a field also including Dustin Johnson, Joaquin Niemann, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka, golf fans should be excited.
LIV golf odds are available for every golfer in the Boston field.
Aussie with Impact
Smith could have an immediate impact on the LIV Tour following a strong showing at the Tour Championship.
It was a shock to see him make the switch but he could dominate this tour given his current form, including a major win and a Players Championship victory earlier in the year.
Beating a field of this quality is harder than beating most regular PGA Tour fields, but Smith is the second-ranked player in the world and he deserves to be a favorite with LIV golf Boston odds markets.
PGA Tour player Billy Horschel wasn’t happy to see his friend leave the tour.
“If he happens to go, he would be the biggest loss in my mind because you look at his age and what he’s accomplished,” Horschel told ESPN. “Look at the person he is. He’s a great kid and represents himself very well, and he does it the right way. If he happens to go, it would be the biggest loss because I’m biased. He’s one of my best friends.”
The +450 is a fair price for Smith and we would back that with confidence.
Johnson Eyeing Victory
Prior to the new signings, Johnson was the highest-ranked player on the LIV Tour and he’ll look to establish his dominance.
We expect him to start strongly, which is reflected in first-round leader markets. Johnson is on the second line of betting at +800 to get off to the fastest start and we wouldn’t bet against him in that market.
He hasn’t been as successful as we imagined he would be. However, the two-time major winner is all class and he should test Smith for victory.
Gooch Garners Respect
We don’t get the hype around Talor Gooch, who never really impressed us on the PGA Tour. No matter, he continually attracts interest in LIV betting markets.
The American is +1400 with LIV golf Boston odds and there are only three players at shorter odds. He’s ahead of Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia, and DeChambeau.
We sense some regret in going to the LIV, as he didn’t realize the full repercussions.
“I knew there could be some repercussions from my decision to play [in LIV],” Gooch said.
“Based on the history of what the PGA Tour has done, I didn’t think it would be as extreme as it was. I knew anytime you make a decision like that, there can be consequences. I planned on coming back. I wasn’t all-in with LIV. I wasn’t signed to play any more tournaments.
“None of this was on the cards. None of this was expected. It’s been tumultuous. A bunch of highs, a bunch of lows, and everything in between.”
If he wants to make an impact with his game, winning in Boston would go a long way.
Speaking for Varner
Harold Varner III came close to winning on the PGA Tour without breaking through, so we’re not surprised at his switch.
The likable American was one of a few players to recently join and he could have an immediate impact.
He’s paying +2800 to win at Boston and he has been specked at those odds. He’s a quality player on his day, and due to his relaxed attitude, he should fit right in.
We wouldn’t leave him out of calculations and he could secure an overdue win.Follow us on Twitter